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Re: lost argument and doc string

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: lost argument and doc string
Date: 13 Feb 2002 21:02:42 +0000
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Tak Ota <address@hidden> writes:

> > Be careful that the following does the right thing:
> > 
> >     (defvar string-variable "String value" "\
> >     This is the documentation for a string variable.")
> > 
> > 
> > That seems like the only logical reason for the current convention.
> But my point is that they are all eventually processed by
> `read_c_string_or_comment' later, which takes care of backslash

The backslash wasn't what I was concerned about. We need to make sure
that "String value" is not picked up as a documentation string in the
above case.  That is the only reason I can think of where the current
convention might be useful.

Jason Rumney

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